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EDC Closes Its Gates Because of High Winds (Update)

An official tweet sent early Sunday morning shortly before this post went to Web said: “Due to high winds, we are temporarily halting all entry to @EDC_LasVegas. Fans inside, head to the grand stands. This is for your safety.” Updated.

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 READ MORE



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10 Funniest Jokes From the Fringe

The world’s largest arts festival, Edinburgh’s Fringe, is best known for comedy. British humor isn’t for everyone, but if it’s your cup of tea you’ll find this year’s best jokes, as selected by a UKTV channel and the public, after the jump.

Posted on Aug 25, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Frank Augstein

Stampede at German Music Festival Kills 19

Nineteen people were killed in a crowd panic at a free German dance music festival. Officials have launched an investigation into the deaths, which reportedly occurred after authorities repeatedly were warned about dangerous conditions. About 1.4 million people attended the event in Duisburg.

Posted on Jul 25, 2010 READ MORE


Chamunda Devi stampede
bbc.co.uk

More Than 140 Killed in Stampede at Indian Temple

At least 147 people were killed and many more wounded when a wall collapsed at the Chamunda Devi temple in Jodhpur, India, setting off a stampede of devotees there to observe the Hindu Navaratra festival on Tuesday.

Posted on Sep 30, 2008 READ MORE



AP photo / Rahul Sharma

Pilgrim Stampede Kills 140

A stampede of worshipers at an Indian temple killed at least 140 on Sunday, many of them women and children. Rumors of a landslide had caused thousands of pilgrims to flee the site, trampling others.

Posted on Aug 3, 2008 READ MORE


Nevilles perform
Truthdig / Larry Blumenfeld

Jazz Fest ‘08: Homecoming on Muddy Ground

It’s easy in New Orleans these days to read meaning and purpose into every lyric or song choice—was Sheryl Crow commenting on the housing crisis by covering “Gimme Shelter,” or was she just doing a Stones tune? Also, it’s impossible to take in all the music and all the messages emanating from the Jazz Fest’s 10 stages. Still, a good deal of what I did catch was timely, topical and worth remembering.

Posted on May 27, 2008 READ MORE


Blackhawk Down
ziyue.com

Oliver Stone on Hollywood and the ?Machinery of War?

Oliver Stone, speaking at the Venice Film Festival, criticized Hollywood?s romance of war.  ? ‘Pearl Harbor’ and ‘Black Hawk Down’—these movies worshipped the machinery of war and I think America went back to the concept of war too easily.?

Posted on Sep 1, 2006 READ MORE


Burning Man
flickr/spongemonkey

It’s That Time of Year Again

Hordes of artists, free-thinkers, nudists and stoners are about to descend on the Nevada desert to worship a neon statue.  Burning Man is back, and the event map?a work of art in and of itself?is now available for viewing.

Posted on Aug 22, 2006 READ MORE


King Kofi
From the Huffington Post

A Right-Winger Reads The N.Y. Times

This animated feature is leading the pack at the Huffington Post’s Contagious Festival; it’s a satirical look at what conservatives see when they pick up The New York Times.

  • Check out last month’s Jury Prize (it’s the “Freeway Blogger”)

  • Posted on Aug 18, 2006 READ MORE


    Gore and Drudge
    Matt Drudge removed from his web site an apparently false story about Al Gore being hypocritically unfriendly to the environment after a blogger called him on it.

    Drudge Falsely Smears Gore

    We usually don’t like to point to mud fights, but on something as deadly serious as global warming, we thought it proper to call out conservative Internet kingpin Matt Drudge, who tried to peddle the apparently false story that Gore & Co. were hypocritically environmentally unfriendly at the Cannes Film Festival.

    Posted on May 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Da Vinci Code
    pub.tv2.no

    ‘Da Vinci’ Secret Is Out: Most Critics Hate It

    After all that hand-wringing by Christian leaders about the deleterious influence that the movie would have on the faithful, it turns out that the film is stillborn.

    Posted on May 17, 2006 READ MORE


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